The U.S. job market continued to be on fire in March with a record 4.5 million workers leaving their jobs, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed Tuesday.
The number of evictions increased most sharply in professional and business services, as well as in construction.
“As employers require employees to return to their offices, the number of layoffs is increasing. A major reason to quit is to find a remote opportunity,” wrote ZipRecruiter chief economist Julia Pollak. on Twitter†
Meanwhile, available jobs also rose to 11.5 million, the highest level since the start of the data series in December 2000.
That means there were 1.9 vacancies for every unemployed person in March.
Retail and industrial job openings rose, while government jobs and positions in transportation, warehousing and utilities declined.
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